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Alma Almeron PELTON

Male 1898 - 1980  (81 years)


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  • Name Alma Almeron PELTON 
    Born 26 Jun 1898  Dighton, Lane, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 5952 
    _UID 2354765E2BC3488A8587BF2233BA3DAACC80 
    Died 2 May 1980  Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 May 1980  Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5948  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Almeron Phineas PELTON,   b. 12 Mar 1854, South Gower, Grenville, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1911, Topeka, Shawnee, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sophronia May BULLARD,   b. 8 Apr 1865, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1941, Dighton, Lane, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1882  Shelby, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:51380
    Family ID F1673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruth Marie COOK,   b. 28 Nov 1904, Freeman, Cass, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1969, Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 27 May 1923  Dighton, Lane, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:82112
    Children 
     1. Dean Wesley PELTON
     2. Parthenia Lee PELTON
     3. James Kent PELTON
     4. George Alma PELTON
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Saraphine Barbara SEIB HAAS,   b. 25 Dec 1909, Antonino, Ellis, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1984, Burlington, Kit Carson, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1971 
    • Reference Number:82117
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1898 - Dighton, Lane, KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1923 - Dighton, Lane, KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1980 - Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, CO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 May 1980 - Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, CO Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Farmer. Alma was listed in a muster roll in Lane Co., KS 1917-19 18. Civilian Registration for WWI Draft in Cheyenne County, Colorado Hist ory: "Alma Pelton was born in Lane Co., KS, at Dighton in 1898. Almeron a nd Sophrona Pelton had seven children: Anna, Phineas, Jonathan, Bill, Phil ip, Alma and Jacob. alma married Ruth Marie Cook in 1923 in the Dighton m ethodist parsonage. Dr. Bennett delivered their first son, George Alm a, in 1925 on the second wedding anniversary for $15. Dr. Winegar attend ed the birth of Dean Wesley in 1927 charging $25. In 1929 Dr. Winegar w as kidnapped by Jake and Ralph Fleagle. They had robbed a bank in Lama r, CO, and one was shot in the jaw. After taking the doctor to their hide away, the horseless Horse Ranch, north of Scott City, KS, they shot him a nd pushed his car over a cliff. Parthenia Lee (Patsy) was born in 1930 no rth of Shields, where Alma moved his family in 1927 from Dighton. Dr Benn ett charged $65 for this delivery as he had moved from Dighton to Scott Ci ty, making him a long drive of 80 miles to and from. Alma and Ruth mov ed from Shields to Cheyenne County in 1939 to the old mason place, four mi les north and two miles east of Cheyenne Wells, and bought that place in 1 940. Because of the bad drought in Lane County their cattle had nothi ng to eat and they could rent good land here for $25 a section. In 1946 t hey built a new home one mile west of the mason place. Alma helped organi ze the State Cattlemen's Association and State Wheat Growers Associatio n, and through these organizations he became well acquainted with Herb Clu tter of Holcomb, KS, near Garden City, KS. The show "In Cold Blood" was b ased on the Clutter massacre of 1959. Alma also helped organize the K. C. Electric Association. Ruth was always busy with her family, gardenin g, church affairs and helping her fellow man. Ruth departed this li fe in 1969. Two of Alma's brothers also moved to Cheyenne County. Jake se ttled on a farm north of Arapahoe and in 1942 Bill bought the Billy Hill h omestead two miles west and a half mile south of LeRoy McKean's place. Al ma bought this farm in the 1960's and his son, James Kent, who was bo rn in 1940, farms this land. Jim married Shirley Schmatjen in 1958, and t hey live just east of Alma's home. In 1971 Alma married Sara Seib, a long time resident of Cheyenne County. By combining their two families they ha ve 11 children, 52 grand children and 8 great grandchildren. George marri ed Ellen Brown in 1961 and they live in Englewood, CO. Dean and Mae Huds on were married in 1949 and live on the old Mason Place. Alma bought the o ld Johnstone sheep ranch two miles north and a mile east of Cheyenne Well s. Charles Hanavan, Jr. and Patsy moved onto this place in 1949."